“Born Free has done quite a bit of investigatory research on the trade of exotic pets,” Khetan told The Dodo. “There is kangaroo breeding within the U.S., and bred kangaroos are often put up for sale."
While Margo and Todd are intended to live at Brett’s Barn, Khetan noted that it’s possible they will become less and less tolerant of humans as they grow older.
“People often think that they will be cute and cuddly when they are young, without responsibly thinking about the care of a wild animal,” Khetan said. “As a kangaroo grows, so will its natural inclinations and its need for space. Wild animals like kangaroos have natural inclinations, which do not include interacting with human beings in the type of manner that a household pet is expected to.”